Icons including those from Politics, Sports, Business and Spirituality came together to celebrate 21 years of India’s longest running Television show Aap Ki Adalat with Rajat Sharma.
In an event organized by India TV at Pragati Maidan, the attendee list sported names like President Pranab Mukherjee, PM Narendra Modi, Union Ministers including Arun Jaitley, Smriti Irani, Venkaiah Naidu, Suresh Prabhu, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar, Ram Vilas Paswan, Dharmendra Pradhan, Rajyavardhan Rathore and Najma Heptullah. BJP President Amit Shah, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and former LS Speaker P A Sangma and BJP Chief Amit Shah also attended the event. Chief ministers Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Vasundhara Raje Scindia, and Harish Rawat
The three Khans of Bollywood — Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir, many other big names including Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgun, Hema Malini, Anupam Kher, Sonakshi and Shatrughan Sinha, Rani Mukerji; cricketer Gautam Gambhir ; and eminent personalities such as Baba Ramdev, Swami Agnivesh and Maulana Madani also attended the celebration.
Anil Ambani, Gautam Adani, Hari Bharatia and Raj Kumar Dhoot were among the Business tycoons who were present at the occasion. Other personalities who attended included noted Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali, Himesh Reshmiyya, Udit Narayan, Anu Malik, Advertising Guru & lyricist Prasoon Joshi, Rakhi Sawant, Dr. Naresh Trehan, Daler Mehdi, Sakshi Maharaj, Yogi Adityanath, Raju Srivastav, Shashi Sinha, and social activist Kiran Bedi.
Senior Congress leaders Kamal Nath, Sachin Pilot, Janardan Dwivedi, Salman Khurshid, Jagdish Tytler, Vijay Bahuguna, Rita Bahuguna, Renuka Chaudhary, Sushil Shinde, R K Dhawan, Dr. Karan Singh, JDU chief Sharad Yadav, RLD chief Ajit Singh, Amar Singh and Jaya Bachchan were also present at the event.
The top highlights of the evening included PM’s Modi’s heartful recollection of his experiences with Aap Ki Adalat and when the three Khans attempted to put Rajat Sharma behind the dock to grill him.
PM Narendra Modi talking on what makes Aap Ki Adalat so distinct & unfading observed, " In the 21 years of this show, nobody has been forced to reply, Rajat knows the art of extracting a reply through his sweet questioning. Another big quality of Rajat is that he uses his tongue sparingly in his show, but he uses his heart to the fullest. A clever mind works behind this.”
Rajat Sharma, Chairman and Editor-in-chief, India TV said, "I am short of words to express how overwhelmed & humbled I feel right now. Over the last two decades I was simply focusing on doing my job right, I never expected the amount of affection & respect showered upon me by all including country's topmost icons."
“I am more than grateful to all & most to my viewers who have backed me all through as their advocate while I tried to amplify their voice with who mattered.” he added.
Speaking on the grand success of the mega event, Ritu Dhawan, MD & CEO, India TV observed, “When we first thought of marking the occasion, we always knew that this is going to an industry benchmark, however I have no doubt now that our expectations have been hugely exceeded. This has been a truly superlative success & people will remember this for a very long time.”
In the last two decades, this show has featured almost all top names of their times till date. During the celebration most of the personalities who featured in Aap Ki Adalat in its journey graced this mega event.
Star Plus has also decided to be part of the celebrations. The event will be simulcast on both the channels - India TV and Star Plus on a 7th December at 10 PM. Event management company Cineyug managed the show that was hosted by Singer Sonu Nigam.